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Ready, Set... It's time for our 4th Annual 5K at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport! Come join us for a fun-filled family morning where you'll run through the gorgeous zoo past the Lions, Tigers, Prarie Dogs, Anteaters, and so much more! Special warm-up activities and cool down snacks will be provided, including a special activity just for Earth Day! All proceeds from the race will benefit the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County "Healthy Families, Healthy Futures" projects, JLEFC and its missions. Please join us!
The 4th Annual Healthy Families 5K Run & Walk
Sunday, April 22, 2018 9:00am
Join us inside Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo, hosted by the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County (JLEFC) www.JLEFC.org
Proceeds to benefit the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, its mission and Healthy Families, Healthy Futures community outreach projects.
This fun event is for participants of all ages! The computer timed 5K Run/Walk course features 2 loops thru Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo with a loop around the entirety of Beardsley Park.
New for this year, an untimed, noncompetitive and open to all abilities 1.5K Wellness Walk!
You'll see the tigers, prairie dogs, anteaters, and exotic birds, whether you choose to run or walk in the 5K or 1.5K. Both courses take you through the zoo, and finish near the historic carousel.
Food, fluids, entertainment & more will be at the finish. Join us in celebrating Earth Day with a special activity during the Post Race Party! Plan to stay and tour the zoo as guests when we are done!
Keep us posted on your training progress and share photos on race day using our race hashtag #JLEFC5K
Can’t run this year but still want to participate and donate to the JLEFC? Join in on our VIRTUAL RACE! Run or walk from any location you choose! You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Keep us posted on your virtual run by using our virtual run hashtag #away5k
Back by popular demand our FREE KIDS FUN RUN will happen before the 5K! Offering a noncompetitive, 1/4 mile race for kids 6th grade and younger only- weather permitting! Please note commemorative shirts will be given out only to children who have purchased a run or walk ticket.
*After the 5K, there will be entertainment, snacks and fluids to help you refuel and celebrate
*Every participant will get a free pass to Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
*Your 5k RUN will be computer timed
*Bring a group of 10 or more for special pricing. Contact Emily Ackerman for details at Emily.E.Ackerman@gmail.com
*Plenty of parking will be available in lots and designated areas. We ask you to be respectful because the zoo is open to the general public--be sure to follow traffic flow rules and be mindful of parking restrictions.
*A commemorative shirt will be given to all entrants (sizes are guaranteed if you register by April 1, and will be supplied after that time if available)
*Awards or prizes to top male & female finisher and three deep in (9) age groups
*Best Costume Awards: Let's see what you got! Lion? Tiger? A marsupial of your choice?
Registration for the 5K RUN/WALK will close at 500 people, so sign up now, before it’s too late!
February 5- April 18: $25 for ages 19 & over; only $18 for ages 18-13; only $12 for ages 12 & under
Advanced registration will officially close on April 18 at 8pm.
April 20: Pre-reg pickup & late registration from 12:00am- 5:00pm at soundRUNNER in Fairfield $30/ $20/ $15
April 21: Pre-reg pickup & late registration from 10:00-2:00pm at soundRUNNER in Fairfield $30/ $20/ $15
April 22: Race Day: $35/ $20/ $15 Registration & pre-reg pickup opens at 7:45am
Friday, April 20: 12:00-5:00pm - Packet, bib & shirt pickup and late registration with cash/check, available if the race hasn’t reached capacity, at soundRUNNER, 1596 Post Rd. Fairfield
Saturday, April 21: 10:00am-2:00pm- Packet, bib & shirt pickup and late registration with cash/check, available if the race hasn’t reached capacity, at soundRUNNER, 1596 Post Rd. Fairfield
Sunday, April 22:
7:45-8:55 am Late registration and packet pickup at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
8:30am Kids Fun Run
8:30am Warm Up
9:00am Healthy Families Run & Walk starts
9:30am Post-race party begins with food, activities and music!
SPONSOR & PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES
If you or your company would like to partner with us, please contact Emily Ackerman at Emily.E.Ackerman@gmail.com.
For vendor commitments, or to supply entertainment/volunteers on the course, please also contact Emily Ackerman at Emily.E.Ackerman@gmail.com
We encourage the participation of community/neighborhood groups of all ages!
Marty Schaivone, coordinator of more than 30 races in CT, including the Aquarion/Barnum Festival 5k & 10k in Bridgeport, the Colony Grill Hot Oil & Bigelow Tea Community Challenge in Fairfield, the Great Pumpkin Classic at Trumbull High School, and many more races in Fairfield County. MS Running Productions is available for event consulting & directing at email@example.com
For any course questions or concerns please contact Marty Schaivone directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional race information can be found at http://www.JLEFC.org.
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Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
1875 Noble Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610